Operating on the wrong extremity. Leaving a piece of equipment inside a patient after surgery. Failing to diagnose an illness. These are among the most common types of medical negligence taking place today.
Often the PCP concentrates on the common symptoms to the exclusion of the unusual, but significant, complaint. This could be the result of several biases: confirmation bias, rush-to-solve bias, and overconfidence bias.
Many victims of medical malpractice cannot find a lawyer to take their case because the recovery will barely cover litigation costs. Thus, the negligent health care provider is never held accountable for their malpractice.
Being a lawyer is tough. Being a medical malpractice lawyer can be daunting. You need to know the rules of civil procedure and the laws that govern torts, liens, insurance, evidence, privilege, and even bankruptcy.
Patients depend on medical professionals to get a diagnosis right when they are suffering a medical crisis. When this does not happen, life-threatening consequences are possible.